Traveling during the pandemic has many variables. Here’s how Alaskans are navigating the rules to reach their destinations.

Traveling in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic adds more layers to your travel planning before you go, while you’re on the trip and before you come back.

I just returned from Hawaii on Alaska Airlines. Prior to the outbound flight to the islands, all passengers have

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New England has some of the best hotels and destinations in the world, according to Travel + Leisure readers


Have you been to any of these spots? Travel + Leisure readers think they’re the best of the best.

Pickering House Inn in New Hampshire. Approved by Rebecca Widness

Travel + Leisure readers are definitely fans of New England. 

On Wednesday, Travel + Leisure announced its World’s Best Awards of 2021, and readers selected a number of New England spots. The publication surveyed readers between Jan. 11 and May 10 on a variety of travel experiences, and readers placed many New England stays and destinations among the top in the United States and the world.

An inn in New

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The Hidden Costs of Traveling To Hawaii and Other Popular Destinations During COVID-19

Halfpoint / Getty Images/iStockphoto

Halfpoint / Getty Images/iStockphoto

With 38% of the U.S. population identifying as fully vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions relaxing, people are looking to travel. But hidden costs are lurking.

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“Summer travel is definitely back in a big way this year,” said Bruce Rosenberg, president of the Americas, HotelPlanner. “However, with the increase in demand, there are often hidden fees or unforeseen travel costs. So make sure the all-in price fits your budget. For example, the nationwide car rental shortage is

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Which countries will be on the green list? Predicted holiday destinations by the travel experts

Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)

Going places? Gibraltar looks a good candidate for the UK’s green list (Simon Calder)

International leisure travel may resume from the UK on 17 May, the government has said.

But strict rules on returning to the UK will be enforced – based on a “traffic light” system that assigns red, amber or green to every overseas country. The main concern is that variants of concern could be imported and ultimately undermine the UK’s vaccination programme.

The Independent has canvassed opinions in the travel industry and researched the data on which the government will decide. These are the key questions on

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